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Did Your Health Plan Deny You Care? Fight Back Generic Drugs Can Cost Medicare Recipients More Than Brand-Names Are Your Grandchildren Getting Too Much Screen Time? Why You Should Get Your Beneficiary Designations Right How To Get Rid Of Pesky ‘Subscription Creep’ Family Overnights Can Be Stressful, Yet Welcome Nursing Home Cost Outpaces Inflation, Medical Care What’s On Your Summer Teacup List?
 
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Did Your Health Plan Deny You Care? Fight Back

Have you ever stepped up to the pharmacy cash register only to learn your new prescription will cost you hundreds of dollars because your insurance doesn’t cover it?

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Generic Drugs Can Cost Medicare Recipients More Than Brand-Names

Medicare Part D enrollees may pay more out of pocket for high-priced specialty generic drugs than their brand-name counterparts, according to new research.

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Are Your Grandchildren Getting Too Much Screen Time?

Grandparents have long been associated with letting their grandchildren do things their parents would never permit. Candy. Extended bedtime. Too much television. Carefree fun.

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Why You Should Get Your Beneficiary Designations Right

when you sign up for a life insurance policy, retirement account such as 401 (K), IRAs, or other investment accounts, you are required to list a beneficiary who will receive the proceeds when you pass.

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How To Get Rid Of Pesky ‘Subscription Creep’

From Netflix, Spotify and Amazon Prime to Blue Apron, Birchbox and beer of the month, your debit or credit card statements are likely littered with subscriptions that are costing you dearly.

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Family Overnights Can Be Stressful, Yet Welcome

Soon after my brother returned from a family trip with his two young children many years ago, I asked him how it was.

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Nursing Home Cost Outpaces Inflation, Medical Care

One of the largest studies on out-of-pocket costs for nursing home care finds prices are high and rising faster than other medical care and consumer prices.

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What’s On Your Summer Teacup List?

Enjoying summer was easy as kids. Most of us did what we wanted. We didn’t need a list.

Protect against health care fraud

26 May 2010

Scam artists have hit the streets, airwaves and phone lines trying to take advantage of any confusion around the new health care reform law.  AARP cautions: Criminals often use the news headlines as an inspiration for sales pitches that defraud the public and pad their own pockets. “The new health care reform law has certainly […]

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Avoiding the painkiller-overuse rut in migraines

26 May 2010

Those pain pills you think help your migraines? Take too many and you could make them worse.

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Transforming your home for spring

26 May 2010

By Susan Zevon On the leafy street where I grew up, spring brought blazing forsythia and a canopy of fresh green blooms. But for me, the season never truly arrived until the afternoon I would come home from school to find our apartment transformed. My mother and our housekeeper would work all day stripping the […]

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7 important things to know about living wills

26 May 2010

President Barack Obama’s recent recommendation that all Americans get living wills resonated with those who have been urging the same thing for years.

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Burlington program helps older Indians integrate into community

26 May 2010

By Brian Goslow BURLINGTON – Rita Shah knew the challenges and frustrations of trying to get the nearly 500 Indian seniors in the greater Burlington area to interact with the community at large. In some instances, a language barrier had been a major problem, especially during an emergency. The Burlington Council of Aging has set […]

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AARP Volunteers Help Mattapan Family Renovate Their Home

26 May 2010

Anne St. Juste, 42, worked hard to move her family into their own home, situated in a safe Mattapan neighborhood.

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